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). >> on december 28, 1912. san francisco mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of those who have gathered. a moment in history. the birth of a publicly own transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be known. happy birthday, muni, here is to the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and create
long will it take for the staff to establish the minimum participation levels for the san francisco certified lo kale businesses and to establish a required minimum for project work hours. >> i believe delegate lee has proposed a question on how long it would take to come up with the requirements, and as stated in policy, it would be april 3. >> first i wanna thank everyone who came tonight and spoke. all of our staff, our community partners, our labor partners had so much to do to get it to where we are now, but as was reflected in the [inaudible] tonight we have a long way left to go. this is really the first step where we put forward what our vision is, what our values are, then a policy is created by our staff, and then as has been said, this has to be negotiated, this has to be done in partnership with our labor partners, with the building trades council and there's no other way for this to be done so -- and in terms of the way we view this, putting all of this down and putting in in a pla is a way we hold ourselves accountable for having a bond program that reflects or values
. the requested action is that the board of education and the san francisco unified district adopts revised board policy 1000 series and include the revisions of p 120 article three relating to [inaudible] committees. /tkpwhr >> there are no public speakers. mr. wynn. >> members of the rules committee have had time to go over this so i just ask everybody to look at this. i don't know if you've done this that already. i didn't get this form until it's right here on the table. maybe i did get it sent to me, but i had gone over everything before. but this will give you a summary about what you're doing in the red column. i think the main thing is -- i think we've tried very hard to go over these and to not -- to make sure everything's included that should be included and that reflects our interactions with the school districts. so that's what i wanted to say is a lot of work's been done on this. thank you. >> any other comments. okay. roll call please. >> thank you. miss lee, miss wong, miss fewer, mr. haney, miss [inaudible], miss lee, thank you, miss mendoza, ms. norton. that's 6 is. >
many other days, trees will be dedicated in someone who has contributed to san francisco either through their work or given back to the environment through culture, through arts and through many of the hard work and we will unveil who will receive this dedication today. as many of you know trees are very important for our communities. they provide us shade, they deter water from going into our storm systems, they provide a place for birds and butterflies and of course they help us clean our air. arbor day is a very important event. it is celebrated not just in america, but all over the world and i'm honored that we are kicking this event. i would like to thank the mayor for bringing arbor day back to san francisco. this is our 8th arbor day. i will welcome mayor lee to the stage. >> thank you the dpw, the recreation department, to all of those who helped us in working today. arbor day, it is an annual celebration that we have struggled very hard to make sure this city appreciate because the trees are part of a great answer and solution to reducing carbon emissions and be sure we have gr
is one of the issues we face as a city because it determines who gets to live in san francisco and i'm proud that this deal not only maintains the level of affordable housing that it actually increases it from $29 million to $36.5 million that you should be very proud of. i want to thank everyone who made this happen. i look forward to engage with me colleagues, to make sure they why this is such a good deal and to verify the terms of this agreement and i'm very proud to be part of this group today. i will turn it over to lou gerardo. >> thank you, david. the next speaker is supervisor david chu. david is an amazing strategist, a very good leader, a man who has a lot by example including riding a bicycle in the rain which was amazing when he came to meetings wet and got 32 you the meetings we went through. it is my honor to introduce the president of the board of supervisors david chu. [ applause ] . what a great day. this is a tremendous day. a great day for the future health of san francisco. let me start by admitting no that you we are here, when we first started project i was no
paid social security. think about living on $889 a month in the city of san francisco needing to buy medication, one meal a day, hopefully, and health care. if we could provide health care early on we might prevent (inaudible) and people would be less likely to end up in the emergency room with a drastic outcome. we could actually provide prevention and health care to people who had no other way of getting health care, those without insurance, it might be more cost effective >> hello. you're watching the show that explores san francisco's love affair with food. there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >
. ignatius church after the san francisco earthquake. they also constructed and established san francisco university, santa clara university, loyola marymount university in los angeles. >> vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. >> the new pontiff is already taking social media by storm. twitter has seen more than 7 million tweets related to the new pope. while that doesn't beat president obama's 2012 victory, it beats the spice girls' reunion concert. no says -- >>> everybody is talking about it. how nice the weather is! and it's going to change. >> not mentioned by the pope, but mentioned by about 6 million folks out here. highs in the 70s and 80s. walnut creek and belmont, 78, 77. even the cooler sports were still warm. hayward, 73, san francisco, 71. conspicuously cooler, half moon bay! only a high of 57. changes are coming. we're so warm, the change has to be cooler weather, and it is. the onshore flow will come back as soon as tonight. and many who did not receive fog this morning will wake up to low cloud cover and fog tomorrow. murdering their teenage daughter's pimp -- will go
, the transaction i believe is a win win for the city of san francisco and for the medical center and the center health system. by the name, my name is gerardo. this agreement ruts results in a significantly larger hospital. 120 beds. a significantly smaller hospital. 255 beds. saint luke's hospital will be 25 of all the cpmc. it will continue to provide the level of care with no financial conditions or projections and i think we have solved what was an issue and initiated on the side of the hospital. over and above the on going care obligation of the hospital. the agreement is $90 million for cash benefit and others related to health care, affordable housing and pedestrian safety. that's an overview of the deal and you will hear, i'm going to be to make some acknowledgements an those that negotiated the contract, the development agreement as to specifics. the process was one that i came into with somewhat or some bit of trepdation. i have been involved and know what i know from the board of supervisors from what i read in the newspapers. i was concerned about what it would be like to work with
el profesor de la noticias univisiòn san francisco de santa clara que compartio con el papa. >>> y arribo la caraavana por la reforma migratoria a washington. >>> loe speramos con esto y mas a las 6. >>> cc1 hoy es un día doblement istorico para millones de catolicos en el mundo. >>> hoy es el papa francisco. >>> noticias univisiòn san francisco 14 comienza ya. >>> buenas tardes les saluda maría leticia gomez. >>> por porimera vez el jerarca de ela iglesia católica es latinoamericano. >>> tras 5 votaciones los 115 cardenales electores elegieron a jorge mario bergoglio de 76 a<ños que a partir de hoy sera el papa filadelfia. >>> en ves de usar chofwer usa el transporte publico. >>> miles aguardaron balo la lluvia para ver al nuevo papa desde la plaza de san pedro. >>> durante su nuevo discurso pidio orar por papa emérito benedicto xvi . >>> unas de las primeras medidas de nuevo papa francisco 1 es comunicarse con su predecesor papa emérito benedicto xvi y ante uns plaza de san pedro completa pidio que rezaran por su sucesor. >>> quiere dejar su impronta de humildad. >>
colleagues in the education department in the fine arts museum of san francisco for an allowing me to speak today. valuable artwork -- rene, director of public programs and last on this list but certainly not least gregory stock who is a programming wizard. i'm so grateful for their individual and collective support. i would also like to thank the production manager who is behind-the-scenes somewhere. he's waving. our production manager consistently provide patient and reliable technical support which is beyond value when lecturing to large audiences like those of you gathered today. without further a do, i'm honored to share with you today paintings that comprise the exhibition here at the museum. girl with a pearl earring, from january 26-june 2nd the museum will be the first venue in the american tour of paintings from the royal picture gallery which is located in haik. how many have individual painting in the normal home? a good number of you. this unique museum is often called the jouleewelry box. it has the world's most prestigious paintings from the morris house which toured in 1982
the dysfunctional department here. here in san francisco we have coming up a transit first city meeting. we're second process and third apply kate motorist and fifth, if people like myself had time to come down here we could actively get those projects implemented. at the time i implored i to take the opportunity to start an action to - no more excuses. we need this project pledged. thousands of people are risking their lives everyday. >> anybody else? >> item 10. >> before we go mr. reiskin the point is about the left turn on holt can somebody look into that and next time come back. >> okay item 10 is consent calendar those items are considered to be routine and unless a member the public wishes to separate the items. one member of the public wants to separate one item. >> motion two approved. >> any further decision? >> thank you, very much. let's go to 10.3. >> david i did get a chance to review this item. i just wanted to be contrary on the record that i don't believe that this project is desirable or necessary i'm opposed to the underlying project on brotherhood way and i want
. welcome, everybody, welcome to san francisco. to some of you, welcome to the presidio, welcome to this absolutely gorgeous futures without violence center. i want to start by thanking futures without violence and esther solar for giving us this beautiful space to meet in today. is esther here? i haven't seen her. we'll thank her later. they made this space available for us. good morning, my name is me linda hague for those of you who don't know me. i was appointed by president obama a little more than two years ago to be united states attorney and it is my incredible honor to represent the president, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to s
authority are working together to do to bring these job opportunities to san francisco. i'm hearing loud and clear we want some measurable [speaker not understood] of that. i push back on the implication we are not trying to bring forward this part of the project in a successful way. >> i think you're looking forward to put on the event in a successful way whether you want to actually have a measurable outcome of jobs and unusual exclusion, that is not a strong priority. in the future i this will be. thank you. let's go on to our fund-raising effort. if we can call up -- actually, we'd like to see if we can open up for public comment just on the workforce side. we have a lot of people that have been waiting here patiently to talk about that. so, if we could actually -- if it's okay with the chair to open up public comment on the workforce small business conclusion and prevailing wage side. i have a number of cards. perhaps that's checked off item number 4. marcus clark, marilyn cain, chris marino, douglas home, [speaker not understood] and we'll stop right there. and anyone else who want
topic at a town hall forum in san francisco at this hour. new at noon, ktvu's sal castanedo joins us live to explain the special guests who have traveled across the country to talk about their tragic experience with gun violence. sal? >> reporter: tori, good afternoon. the ideas that are coming from this campaign accompany a national call for tech solutions to prevent what happened three months ago in connecticut. on the three-month anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school shooting, a national campaign to seek high-tech conclusions to gun violence kicked off in san francisco with mayor ed lee and district attorney george gascon in attendance. >> we are in many regard the innovation capital of the world. i'm so proud to see this launched here today. >> reporter: some parents traveled here to call for innovative ideas to help solve what many say is a growing national crisis. >> two of the students killed that day lived in my small neighborhood. the gunman and his mother lived a street over from us. >> reporter: among the ideas proposed, biomettic gun locks that would only open
the country. click it or ticket. >> you're watching quick bites, the show that is san francisco. and today you're in for a real treat. oh, my! food inspired by the mediterranean and middle east with a twist so unique you can only find it in one place in san francisco. we're at the 55th annual armenian festival and bizarre. this is extra special not only because i happen to be armenian, but there is so much delicious food here. and i can't wait to share it with all of you. let's go. armenia, culture and cusine has had much cultural exchanges with its neighbors. today armenian food infuses he flavor from the mediterranean, middle east, and eastern europe. >> this is our 55th year and in san francisco we're the largest armenian food festival and widely recognized as one of the best food festivals in the area. we have vendors that come up from fresno, from los angeles showing off their craft. we really feel like we have something for everyone in the neighborhood and that's really what it is, is drawing people to see a little bit of our culture and experience what we experience weekend in and week
, marci, live from a windy rome. >> winds of change. >> in san francisco, a massive thanksgiving for pope francis is held at st. mary's cathedral at noon, the archbishop points out that the new pontiff took his name from the same saint that san francisco is named after. he has also asked that every par inor institution which has a mass today celebrate a massive thanksgiving for the new pope. >> from the caribbean, there is trouble on another carnival cruise ship "dream." it is dropped in st. martin. passengers are saying the ship has no power and toilets are overflowing. they say they have been docked for 14 hours and are not being allowed off the ship. the coast guard said they have not been notified of issues with the ship which is customary. this is a month after a fire on another carnival cruise ship that stranded passengers. >> from the south bay, police investigated a high school field trip during which a registered sex offender was allowed to ride the bus with students. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at the high school in san jose. what happened, amy? apologies to you
and hopefully it will stay this way. taking a look at san francisco, northbound 101 traffic is off to a good start. now let's go back to the desk. >> sal, thank you very much. >>> parents of some high school students in pleasanton plan to keep kids home because of a threatening note discovered in girls bathroom that mentions today. tara moriarty joins us from the school. this is not the only threat at local schools this morning. >> reporter: that's right but this school is not in a lockdown, school remains open after the discovery of a threatening note, and we did notice extra police officers on campus this morning. they will be beefing up the patrols after that note was found in a girls bathroom tuesday. we have blurred out the profanity but it read, i hate everyone at this school, watch me shoot everyone, to march 14 i swear to god. some parents and students are obviously apprehensive about attending school today. >> it's a scary thing, it's not something you want to hear, but i also don't want to live in fear and don't want him to live in fear. >> reporter: in all. east bay police are on
room is one of the greatest that the city of san francisco has ever had. the acoustics and it is all part of the experience that rory and robert are expert at it. they hire wonderful people and create a classy beautiful space in which everyone can enjoy the evening of the best music. they book such incredible performances from around the globe and those performers often need local musician and hire us to accompany them. they also book a lot of local talent and i can't even begin to express my gratitude toward them for giving so many local performers a chance to shine. and these are well-paid positions for the musicians and the exposure for an up scale venue is priceless. all of this is good for the musicians, the economy, great for the audience and for the community of san francisco in general. the razz room has also supported many benefits for a variety of causes in the bay area, it is a powerful, positive force in the community. and the down turn in the economy has taken its toll on all of us in the entertainment industry. and i am hoping that they can resolve these issues so that
>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors budget and finance subcommittee meeting for wednesday, march 13th, 2013. my name is supervisor mark farrell. i will be chairing this committee. i am joined by supervisor eric mar and supervisor john avalos. i would like to thank the members of sfgtv who are covering this meeting, jennifer low and jessie larson and the clerk of this committee, victor young. mr. clerk, do we have any announcements? >> yes. please silence all cell phones and electronic devices. completed speaker cards and copies of any documents to be included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the march 19, 2013 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call item number 1? >> item number 1, resolution concurring with the controller's establishment of the consumer price index for 2013, and adjusting the access line tax by the same rate. >> thank you. we have monique zamuda from the controller's office. >> good morning, members of the
>> hi, i'm with building san francisco. and we have a special program of stay safe today where we're going to talk about what you can do to your home after an earthquake to make it waterproof and to be more comfortable. we're here at spur in san francisco, this wonderful exhibit of safe enough to stay. and this is an example of what your home might be like after an earthquake. and we have today with us ben latimer from tvan. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about things you can do you don't have to be a professional contractor to make your home more livable after an earthquake. >> i want to talk about things a homeowner can do. we have comfort and we have things like a little bit of maybe safety if your front door is ajar and waterproofing if you have a leak in your roof, or if you have broken glass on the window. >> so unr, one of the most important fib use is keeping outside out and inside in. let's look at windows. >> let's assume this window is broken in the earthquake. we have wind and rain blowing in. one of the most important things you need to do as a
to /ub date you on the recent events that have occurred in san francisco. as you know i'm filling in for chief [inaudible] in virginia. in addition to being in virginia he made a side trip to washington dc to talk about the bipartisan committee on gun violence and he stroke directly on a straw buying purchase that occurred in san francisco. i'll go through what the recent events that have been newsworthy from the chief's last report to this report, i'm happy to report that it's been relatively quiet. we have not had a homicide report. i still knock on wood for that. our violent crime has continued to decrease with the exception of our property crime and one of those crimes is gonna be discussed tonight regarding the robberies of iphones tonight and that type of thing. we seem to be up in robberies. they continue to be up and the presentation tonight will address that issue, along with prevention measures by the san francisco state division. some of the newsworthy events that have occurred was unfortunately we had a shooting on march 7th of bryant street. it occurred at 3:48
, including a special thanksgiving mass at st. mary's in san francisco early this afternoon. back here in the east bay, coming up at 6 a.m., we will hear from a local scholar about what the new pope could mean for the ongoing sex abuse scandal facing the catholic church. we're live in oakland, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> on our website we have a tab dedicated to the pope's selection and more local reaction. >>> sal is coming back to get you where you need to go. you're watching the east shore. >> we're looking at the traffic that is doing well. we had some earlier road work but we're checking to make sure it's all taken care of. and it is. the traffic here in berkeley looks good, all the way down to the macarthur maze. when you get to the toll plaza, they also had road work here and that is gone as well. traffic is off to a decent start at the bay bridge toll plaza, no major problems on the bridge getting into san francisco. we're looking at san jose traffic, northbound 280 does look good, so does 101 and 85, so we're off to a good start. notice the fog is not as dense as it was yesterday
've been working all my life and i'm 54 and i'm from san francisco and i didn't go to all your high schools 'cause i went through the pen. and all these kids that you talking about -- i think you using these kids because the only schools i see -- you may not like what i say, but all the schools i see are white kids, hindu kids -- ya'll know about the history of san francisco about 66 over there when they shot up them brothers over there for trying to stand up. you get rid of the brothers. if you really cared about the kids you would find a way to get the fathers back to the house. i got a 16-year-old daughter -- she's across the bay -- i have a little record back 30 years ago, i can't be there with me daughter. not because it was so bad, but because it says if the mama -- [inaudible] i'm talking to people in bay view -- like, why don't ya'll hire the brothers. everything over there in bay view ain't owned by black /phepbl. -- men. [inaudible] because i see a lot of white girls doing it too. but you talk about the kids -- i think you using 'em because you ain't putting the black kids
the jesuits are the largest order of priests in the world. >> in san francisco, catholic parishioners say they feel an almost instant bond with the pope. jodi hernandez is live to explain. >> reporter: he bears the name of st. francis, so folks felt a special connection with the name he chose. catholics across the area say they feel encouraged by what this new pope brings to the table. >> when i heard the bells tolling at about 11:30, that told me a new pope was -- had been chosen. >> reporter: and the ringing of the church bells brought parishioners out to pray. while others gathered around an ipad to watch as the new pope made his first appearance. >> i'm really excited, you know, to be at the cathedral here this afternoon, to be able to witness the election of the new pope. >> this is certainly a very happy and historic day for the catholic church. >> reporter: san francisco's archbishop says he's overcome with feelings of joy and peace at the election of pope francis i. not only did he take his name of francis of assisi, but san francisco's former bishop was one of 115 cardinals who s
need help with, we can't do it without your help. >> it is amazing for san francisco and the music scene. this is a job creator and they hire over 3400 people. we bring in 50 to 60 restaurant and winerries. >> it is crazy. and it never stops. ♪ >> i only came to see stevie wonder. i just got a ticket. i am so excited. we are so blessed out right now. >> it is amazing, i came all the way from israel to meet the people and hang out and she was amazing. >> the environment, the people, everything. it is like everyone has so much energy. >> hey, you are beautiful. and i love you. >> why? because... it is definitely a lot more fun than being inside. >> so far we have had zero problems. it is a long-step process, a lot of thinking and people involved. so we think that we got rid of all of the problems that could happen. they are doing it, and we are doing it and everybody is doing the best that they can. >> it is a wonderful out reach >> come. >> it is beautiful. ♪ >> welcome to culture wire. we will look at the latest and greatest public art project. recently, the airport unveiled th
will be installed next tuesday. >>> san francisco is named after st. francis. [bells] the bells rang at st. mary's cathedral to signify the election of a new pope. bay area catholics say they are excited about the choice. they like his humble background, he rode the bus to, would, cooked his own meals and visited slums of argentina. >> he is in the true jesuit tradition a man of great intellect, living a simple lifestyle with great devotion. >> the san jose diocese will hold a thanksgiving mass sunday. >>> he faces tasks including improving image. coming up, the work ahead for the new pope francis. >>> in overnight news a 4-point earthquake shook sonoma county just after 2 a.m. northeast of healdsberg. it does not appear a lot of people felt it. the sheriff's office only took two calls and there are no reports of damage. >>> deputies arrested a man who tried to escape by swimming the oakland estuary last night. deputies spotted a stolen car in the parking lot of the oakland aquatic center. deputies say the driver took off, leading them on a chase down e
time in san francisco, things happen so quickly. i'm trying to see how we do it better going forward. >> learning from this, how do you hold a event of this magnitude on public land down on the waterfront. there are a number of agencies involved in those decisions. hopefully people can learn from this process. and as i say, i mean, this is a good story. this is the private organization agreeing to be bound by voluntarily agreeing to be bound by these rules and signed a memorandum of understanding, subsequent to the first event and now following through on that. >> thank you. >> i appreciate the agreement, and the agreement was made. it's a binding agreement. it needs to be acknowledged. i appreciate the fact that the authority had voluntarily made that agreement, but they made the agreement. and once the agreement is made, it's not a voluntary thing any more. it's something that is compelled. >> i completely agree with you, supervisor. but subsequent to the agreement being done, the foundations changed. the words that i read out of the executive summary say that because the city has
. live in san francisco, sal castanedo, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, sal. >>> a substitute elementary school teacher is behind bars in san jose today accused of possessing child pornography. new at noon, ktvu's janine de la vega has details on the arrest and the teacher's connection to several bay area schools. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. we just spoke to the superintendent here at the alum rock union school district. he says he's very concerned about this arrest. we were told by a source that the suspect has been a substitute teacherred a every school in the district. i want to show you a letter that we were just given by the superintendent. this letter is gonna go home to parents today explaining the situation. now, at this point, we don't know if any children from san jose are victims. now, let's go to a picture of the suspect. this is 44-year-old nathan forstell. san jose police arrested him yesterday for possession of child pornography. officers served a search warrant at his home a
is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special someone while listening to the water and gazing at the swans. a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at sfrecpark.org. discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic
. and the seven star award winning san francisco branch is committed to supporting our diverse community by increasing opportunities for women and girls, initiating collaborations and mentor ships and providing leadership for community impact. >> whereas the landmark 2010 aau study why so few, the women in science engineering in mathematics shows statistics women in this field. these barriers include stereo types, gender bias in the colleges and universities. the continue to block women's progress in these fields and offers recommendations to further open [inaudible] in 1998, aau launch a summer camp to help middle school 7th grade girls to continue their interests in engineering and math. despite [inaudible] to address the deficiencyings /tkepl -- demonstrated in the 2010 report. those girls that would benefit most from the program and as a reflection of this commitment to /soes owe economic diversity, the aauw [inaudible] week long residential camp conducted at stanford university and sonoma state universities and... >> whereas more than 150 [inaudible] unique program often settin
. this afternoon in san francisco there will be a mass of thanksgiving at st. mary's cathedral at 12:10. the archbishop is encouraging other parishes to do the same. >> surfers and fishermen will breakdown a fence that breaks access to a half moon bay that is blocked off to keep the public out. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, is there with that story. is it legal to block the path? >> that is the question. the fight is on. surfers on one side, property owners on the other. a lost surfers around here will tell you the waves at martin's beach, not too far from here are a perfect surf spot but it is foggy this morning. accessing the beach has been tough since it was sold to a private owner who does not want surfers around. now a fight is on to re-open access to more tin -- to martin's beep. a lawsuit has been filed against the property owner who put up a gate and hired security guards. scores of surfers and fishermen will bust through the gate and take back their beach access. >> this would be no different than someone buying the houses around golden gate park and putting up a fenc
with that story, including why the archbishop of san francisco thinks the name the pope picked is significant here. >> ken? we apologize for the difficulties. mike mibach said the conclave was quick. conclaves used to drag on for weeks and months. the longest was from november to september. it took a long time to select the pope because of infighting among those who were given the decision. after three days by the way the cardinals would only get one meal a day. after five days just bread and water. again today's announcement of a new pope is historic. let's go back to ktvu's mike mibach for how it world received the news. >> reporter: the sign of the white smoke ignited a chilling roar from those in vatican city. >> there is a great deal of emotion. [ cheers and applause ] >> the bells of st. peters basilica started ringing. some started prayering. [ music playing ] [ singing ]. >> reporter: at 8:15 p.m. pope francis i emerged from the balcony. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: cardinal jorge mario bergoglio from argentina becomes the first pope from south america, first pope to name himself
san francisco, she is particularly happy he picked francis. >> he is everything they will looking for, a good leader, good pass door and good communicator. >> when we found that man, where he came from, his age, what his background was, that was all gravy and we got not only a great man but we got good gravy, too. >> vice president biden will lead the united states delegation on tuesday and house speaker boehner was invited but he cannot go because he is hosting the irish prime minister at the capitol and because of budget negotiations. >> st. mary's cathedral in san francisco has a special mass of thanksgiving for pope francis at 12:10 on gulf street. the mass will be led bid san francisco's bishop. >> stay with us for complete coverage on the selection of pope francis as the new leader of the roman catholic church with the latest on facebook.com facebook.com/use 7 and on twitter. >> san jose police have arrested a teacher for possess willing -- possessing child pornography at home. he was taken into custody in sea side yesterday. he used to work as a substitute teacher in san jose f
to the 280 commute, the extension. it looks good. san francisco bound from the east bay, metering lights are not on. they should go on soon. the backup is beyond the ramps, no major problems getting into san francisco. the fog is not as dense as yesterday, which is better news for drivers. the traffic in san jose and south bay looks good. we're already getting a little bit of slow traffic on northbound 101. i want to move this up. 237 and 680, a crash not causing a major delay. most of the traffic is going the other way. that's pretty good news for the commute. 6:08. let's go to mark. >>> the fog, a few patches, but much better compared to yesterday. we're also adding a few high clouds to the mix as well from the pacific, but right now the fog advisories in place for the bay itself, the boaters, until 2:00 for a drop-off in visibility with the fog shooting through the bay. current temperatures in the 40s and 50s, downtown san francisco 48 degrees. san jose 52. concord reporting partly cloudy skies and current temperature of 50 degrees. today a lit
. near 680 a crash on the shoulder, you may see mark vehicles. looking at san francisco traffic, northbound 101 looks good. >>> parents of high school students in pleasanton plan to keep kids home because of a note found. i understand this isn't the only threat at local schools. >> reporter: that's right. we were able to see the girls cheerleading squad that left for nationals this morning in los angeles. we talked to some of the parents and students of the lacrosse team here that left for a meet in boise, idaho, this morning. people are split over what happened with the threatening note situation. some are shrugging it off saying it's no big deal. others are saying that education shouldn't stop because of a situation like this. we watched the girls board buses around 5:00 this morning, and school is open today but there's no lockdown, district officials beefed up patrols. we noticed a squad car on the other side of the school, this after the discovery of a threatening note found in a girls bathroom tuesday. we have blurred out the profanity but it read, i hate everyone at this
are keeping an eye on the situation. >>> san francisco company is caught up in a hacker attack. the internet company operates the servers that spent visitors to a website that published the reports. cloud flair refused to company but he said he had been victimized by hackers. >>> a company celebrated its ipo with a big spike in its stock price. officers with silver springs ran the opening bell today. the company provides software and services for public utilities. the stock rose 29% on the first day of trading to close at $22 a share and the company rose $81 million. >>> california officials announced a new partnership with the federal government to bring two large solar projects to california. >> climate change is on the way. and we got to do something about it. >> governor jerry brown held a press conference in san francisco. the projects are in riverside county and a wind farm planned in november. they are expected to power 340,000 homes. >>> we start off the morning with coastal fog, dense fog advisory was in effect, we will see dense fog again tomorrow morning. fog moving in right now.
the golden dome of the palace of fine arts and what more perfect way to come to san francisco through that gateway. >> it will be an amazing transformation. now you read it as one section, the road is a major barrier and then a wonderful strip along the water. all of those things are going to mesh together. >> right now the road really cuts off this area from public access. and with the new road, we will be able to open up the opportunity in a new way. >> this bunker that we see now is out of access for the general public. we are excited to completely rework this side and to open up the magnificent views. and what we want to do is add to this wonderful amenity and restore this coastal bluff area and respect its military history and the doyle drive project is allowing us to do that recorrection. and this area is not splintered off. >> and we can see how dramatic a change it will be when doyle drive is suppressd and you have a cover that connects the cemetery to this project. it's historic on the statewide and national basis, but you could rush the project or put thought and time to cre
for the city and county of san francisco. he provides the leadership necessary and trains the new painter and willingly shares his knowledge. he's the primary lead guy. he communicates effectively. he makes my job easier. thank you. again ron. >> on behalf of the board congratulations. we'd love to meet your fan club here, too. my supervisors. >> we were given other awards recently. >> anybody who works in our agency you would know it takes a lot of skill to do what we do. (calling names). we have a great group of individuals in our shop and this couldn't be possible without them. thank you very much i'm very honored. >> thank you. mr. reiskin. >> next i want to ask from the traffic division a couple of men. today, we're recognizing 3 gardeners. but this is maybe some, some of the less visible folks that makes muni what it is. we have landscaping that is under our responsibility and while people may not know that and think it's part of the city public right away of the landscape we're responsible for this how we contribute to the city. two people are not here that are responsible fo
when san francisco first bought this land in 1999, it was home to a state office building. >> this was an old eight-story brown building the state owned and the workers' comp people were in that building. it was an old dee correctvth it building for decades. when i was a member of the board of supervisors, all of us wondered why we hadn't done anything there and the mayor thought the same. >> if an earthquake happened, the building was uninhabitable. it sat there vacant for quite a while. the city decided to buy the building in 1999 for $2. we worked and looked at ways that we can utilize the building for an office building. to build an icon i can building that will house a lot of city departments. >> the san francisco public utilities commission has an important job. we provide clean, pristine public drinking water to 2.6 million people in the san francisco bay area from the hetch hetchy regional water system. with also generate clean renewable energy for city services like public buses, hospitals, schools, and much more. and finally, we collect and treat all the city's w
. the delegation from the united states will be led by the vice president and this afternoon in san francisco there is a mass of thanksgiving at st. mary's cathedral at 12:10. >> we will have continuing coverage of pope francis. at 6:45 we go live to rome for an update and at 7:00, "good morning america" will have complete coverage of the selection from vatican city and his home country of argentina. >> to the san mateo county coast where surfers, fishermen and beach growers will end a beach blockade. our reporter joins us live with details. cornell? >> in california, surfers are turning to protesters but that is happening and the fight is on. the waves here are a perfect surf spot. it is very foggy on the coast this morning. accessing that beach has been very tough since martin's beach was sold to a private owner who does not want surfers around. a fight is on to re-open access to more tin's beach. a lawsuit was filed against the venture capitalist who bought the property in 2008 and put up a gate and hired security guards. later this or, scores of surfers plan to bust through the gate in pr
's cup yacht race coming to san francisco this summer are trying now to keep wind in the event's financial sails. to that end they have scaled down the size of the event dramatically. as mark matthews explains, the projected payday as well. >> reporter: the city supervisor says the america's cup organizers failed to pay prevailing wages for work done last summer. >> the highest possible for the types of programs and didn't live up to them when it came to that happening last year. >> reporter: workers are now owed $400,000 in back wages. >> prevailing wage rate for a carpenter who installed beachers is $64 an hour. >> reporter: the cities offense of labor standards enforcement says the carpenters were paid about a third of what they were do due. the cup organizers said they voluntary early agreed to the prevailing wage requirement and they have agreed to pay back wages. >> in the backdrop of that i really do question the tone here. the tone of innuendo that we are not trying to do the right thing. >> reporter: small business owners and labor leaders stood in line today to either
life. the dutch paintings still have on us today. the fine arts museum of san francisco are delighted to exhibit these treasures which opens to the public today january 26 in golden gate park. thank you very much. >> are we taking questions individually or are we waiting until the very end? it looks like there are some questions. so unless someone tells me not to answer, i will start doing so. there is one in the cap. so the question is about whether or not the first turnie that i showed did rembrandt use his own facial features? quite possibly. that's been discussed in some literature that could be rembrandt using his own features. one thing to remember about troenie, they are not supposed to be of anyone person. their figure types. that's important to remember about the girl with the pearl earring. many have seen the film the girl with the pearl earning from a novel. it's a fiction. in that book and in the movie, the idea is a he was inspired by his maid to paint this picture and she's actually the model who possess for the girl with the pearl earrings. people would say, i'm here
happen to wear my san francisco hat. >> faithful attending afternoon mass were among the first to learn a new pope had been selected. >> i had my detroit lion hat on. >> ash bishop burnett says choosing this pope doesn't guarantee he's a 49ers fan but it's sending a message. the future of the church rests where the bulk of the world catholics live, global south. >> country is south america, argentina some of the biggest catholic countries in the world there. is a lot to say for having someone that represents strongly those back grounds but yet it's universal. >> it's a victory. everyone who believes is a rep sif of -- representative christ a. >> i'm sure he's going ton an inspiration. >> ash bishop burnett says he believes he will be the kind of leader the church needs. >> combination of tradition with modern times, i'm hoping that these two things can be blended into a new reality for us. >> now, pope francis has called pope burnett -- excuse me, benedict the 16th and tomorrow, will celebrate mass with the college of cardinals in the sistine chapel at his inauguration mass set for next
and base it on some projections on how san francisco would be a little bit different? i'm just wondering how you came to that seemingly rosy picture that you gave us in 2010. >> well, i would submit that in 2010 it wasn't seemingly rosy. much of the community that looked at this report, that report agreed with us that they thought we were being relatively conservative. the numbers in terms of syndicates and the other assumptions, the only thing that we had to if by was previous history. san diego played a role in that, valencia played a role in that. new zealand and other america's cup events played a role helping us accommodate to the number of syndicates we might expect. at the time we really had no idea what the global economic situation was going to be. we had no idea some maybe, but less of an idea what type of boat was going to be used and [speaker not understood] syndicates. there was a lot we didn't know in 2010 that we do know now. and now in this report we've incorporated the best information that's available to us in terms of updating that economic impact. >> i think it's impo
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